RIO DE JANEIRO — A fire at an electricity substation has generated four times blackouts in the majority of northern Brazil’s Amapa country, disrupting the lives of thousands and thousands of individuals.
The outage began Tuesday night after a fire destroyed a transformer, interrupting the power source to 13 of this nation’s 16 municipalities, for example, funding Macapa, the state authorities said.
Almost 90 percent of Amapa’s population was still without electricity on Friday morning, according to the nation’s communications secretary. Thousands of people lined up to fill water jugs and tanks in locations in the capital in which supply was available, based on pictures shown in local media. The majority of the people were without phone service or internet access.
In several markets at the funds, there have been long lines to purchase bottled water and candles. In most institutions, the goods were sold outside. Police are attempting to sustain electricity supply to hospitals that are ailing with generators.
Valdez Góes, governor of Amapa, stated that he expects to provide to be partly restored over the weekend. The whole repair job would take as much as a month, based on Góes. Amapa’s only high-definition transmission line linked the country to the national grid in 2015. The fire led to the disconnection of Amapa in the regional lineup and 2 hydroelectric plants, the state authorities said.
Brazil’s government has launched an investigation into the reasons for the incident, energy and mines ministry Bento Albuquerque stated.